The choice of floor for internal or external garage requires a careful assessment of the architectural design – the quality and durability of the materials are issues that must be avoided so that there are no frustrations after the election.
In modern designs, the garage not only has the job of protecting cars and motorcycles, it can also be an environment for storing various items and tools. The garage can still be a sociable place, and some projects go beyond the living area and even into the lobby or living room.
Collectors give this place all the value to protect and highlight their precious items, but this is a special occasion.
Know the most important types of garage floors
The types of floors for the garage vary dramatically, with different materials and different applications, there is always one that can fit your design. Get to know the most important types of clothing flooring with visual references:
The ceramic floor provides sufficient resistance to the constant environmental impact of motor vehicles. Because they are versatile, they have different designs, are easy to clean and do not discolor and are usually one of the most economical options on the market.
Picture 1 – Garage with flat ceramic floor.
Picture 2 – Simple ceramics for the garage.
Porcelain tile is one of the favorites when the motif faces! They have a very broad market, so you can choose the model that best suits your style and the environment.
Picture 3 – Garage with porcelain floor made of concrete.
In this garage, the trend of burned cement penetrated into the boards and covered the entire garage area!
Figure 4 – For integrated environments, you prefer ceramic or porcelain tiles.
It is sold in sheet form and is often more expensive than traditional ceramics. But with a variety of textures.
Polished porcelain floor
The porcelain floor offers a nicer and more refined look in the enclosed environment, allowing for a variety of different colors and textures. When choosing you prefer the enamels that are more resistant.
Picture 5 – Garage with polished porcelanato floor.
Figure 6 – The flat concrete floor can get the finish in baked cement.
Picture 7 – Concrete floor for the garage.
Picture 8 – Vinyl floors are a good option to have the checkered effect.
Picture 9 – Vinyl module cover.
This American brand, the Swisstrax, offers a different material for the floor of the garage. Made with UV stabilizers, they are very durable and support high car weights, besides easy maintenance.
Image 10 – Customize your garage floor.
They are modular tiles with availability in 19 colors, so it is possible to create designs that form a creative and original composition for the garage.
Picture 11 – The rubber floor has a practical solution that combines beauty, economy and ease of installation.
Rubber floors are made from PVC recycling, with a coin design (different sizes in appearance). They even reduce working hours thanks to the ease of installation and are ideal for busy locations.
Apartment in Fulget
Also known as washed or polished granilite, the Fulget is a cementitious ground floor with various gravel granules and can be made with individual colors and compositions. Because it has a rough, non-slip texture, it can be applied to outdoor areas such as driveways, garages and swimming pools.
Picture 12 – Garage with floor in Fulget.
The epoxy is a resin that is applied to the floor and offers different colors and shades to suit the proposals of each project. The epoxy floor has strong strength, high durability, convenient cleaning and quick installation. It is common to find in commercial garages such as shopping centers, gyms, supermarkets and even in residential complexes.
Picture 13 – The monolithic floor (without seams) facilitates the delimitation of vacancies and the signage of the entrances.
Picture 14 – The epoxy floor is a model that is high in decoration and can coat your indoor garage.
Picture 15 – Garage with stone floor.
The stone floor is sturdy and makes the garage more elegant and refined. It is a good alternative, especially if it is well placed (avoiding bumps).
Picture 16 – Garage with stone excavation floor.
The mining stone, which is usually found around the pools, is an option to cover the floor of the garage, however, it has higher costs than the other materials. See that in this design the stone is combined with the details of the wood of the rafters, door and furniture.
Picture 17 – The mosaic of stones on the floor forms a beautiful design and still leaves the urban touch inside your garage.
Figure 18 – Interlocking floors are best for outdoor use.
The interlocking floor is heavily used on sidewalks and city spaces, so it is a good option for open garages. This type of coating consists of concrete pieces, which are made in different colors and shapes and put together to form a composition on the floor. They are sturdy, non-slip, easy to maintain and drain from rainwater, avoiding puddles.
Concrete is the concrete floor, which allows grass cultivation and heavily drained. They are usually placed in the driveway, as they offer a more beautiful view of the facade, but they also do not have to build an exterior space with this type of floor.
Picture 19 – The concrete floor is one of the most commonly used for garage entrances.
Picture 20 – This garage has gained two floor models: the concrete and the rubberized tile.
Figure 21 – The concrete in the access determines the landscape design of this house, and to avoid the suggestion, the choice was to use concrete slabs in the garage.
Picture 22 – Since the pergola has open slots, the choice of Portuguese stone on the floor keeps the floor safe and harmonizes with the rest of the other materials in the area.
Picture 23 – Garage with Portuguese stone floor.
This type of floor consists of concrete floors, which are applied through joints for expansion, in which permeable stones can be inserted. It is a floor suitable for open garages, but it requires a resin on the surface to reduce oil absorption and moisture.
Picture 24 – Concrete boards are resistant to the constant friction of the garage.
Figure 25 – Since the environment has a sober decoration, the slate floor fell perfectly.
The traditional slate floor can lead to a refined environment. In this project, the tiled floor was a stylish and economical option. Therefore, it is very important to integrate the environment into a new project and to avoid unnecessary waste.
Picture 26 – Rubberized floor.
Picture 27 – Wooden decks adorn, but they require a certain care.
More tips for garage floors
Now that you know the key types and materials that are suitable for use on the garage floor, look at more professional tips and get inspired:
Image 28 – Innovative format for simple ceramic floors.
The six-sided piece resembles the shape of a hive and has become a trend in the decorative strip business. It is a modern alternative to escape the traditional formats, which leads to a different decoration for those who are familiar with geometric shapes.
Figure 29 – You can define the area of the parking lot with a different color than the rest of the floor.
Securing the space is the best way to visually highlight the various functions that an environment offers. Since this garage has an integrated living area, the erection of a wall would not be the best option as it gives the impression of a smaller area. Therefore, the painting in this project shows how space problems and aesthetics can be solved without the need for major refurbishment.
Picture 30 – Choose anti-slip floors.
They prevent domestic accidents in traffic, especially on rainy days, when the moisture gets inside the garage.
Picture 31 – Lacquer in latex paint provides for designs and an incredible play of colors in the garage.
With the concrete underlay, the color with the specific color should be applied over the properly baked subfloor, and this should be well prepared. It is widely used for signs in private and commercial garages.
Picture 32 – Garage with gummed ceramic floor.
This ceramic floor, unlike the traditional, makes no noise and is still non-slip. Their biggest problem is cleaning, as the residues of car oil accumulate on this type of soil. That’s why it’s ideal in residential homes with integrated environments.
Picture 33 – Garage with concrete floor.
Concrete floor has a great cost advantage, because it is not only an inexpensive option, it offers a neutral appearance and has the advantage that it can receive a new coating in the future.
Picture 34 – The same floor of the sidewalk can be used in the outside area of the garage.
This can be done in such a way that there is a harmony between the selected materials. Landscaping is fundamental to the construction of a residence. Their function is thus to integrate the spaces in a natural way and to interact with the architecture and its approaches.
Picture 35 – Sketch the areas with a color on the floor.
For this application, the floor must be cementitious and it is important to note the curing time of the concrete (if the floor is new), clean the place that receives the paint as there should be no cracks or bumps.
Picture 36 – In this project Grau invades construction and landscaping.
Concrete floors are sturdy, easy-care, recommended for outdoor or open garages on the side and are durable material, as long as it is well used.
Picture 37 – Adjust the garage floor to the outside of the residence.
Picture 38 – Look for a clean ceramic floor to have a modern look in the garage.
Picture 39 – Solution for the garage integrated in the lounge.
The carpets are great decorative items to bring the air of the garage into the environment and still provide a more comfortable climate for the place. In addition, they limit the place of the car seat and the circulation.
Picture 40 – The diversity of the designs of the interlocking soil.
The cool part is the variety of compositions that can be made. It can be positioned horizontally, vertically, diagonally and form different pagination on the ground. In this case it was interspersed horizontally and vertically and formed a drawing that moved to the ground.
Picture 41 – The beige ground with structured granules provides security, a light and pleasant aspect for the room.
This floor is a ceramic with an enamelled surface, which gives the surface gloss through its beige color and appreciates the space. Its grained texture provides more safety in wet areas and in the garage, supporting large volumes.
Picture 42 – Play with the sound in tone in the decoration of the garage.
Picture 43 – Concrete floor with burnt cement and signs.
Image 44 – Combine the same material to coat the floor and walls of the garage.
Picture 45 – Integrated garage with living space.
Picture 46 – One of the disadvantages of ceramics is the noise caused by the friction of the floor and the tire of the car.
Figure 47 – Sketch the surface of the room with a galvanized steel floor.
Figure 48 – The piece with a larger pattern is ideal for large garages.
Picture 49 – Garage with gray ceramic floor and red contours.
Figure 50 – The modern house has the garage on a higher level, which allowed more security for the choice of a ceramic floor.
Picture 51 – Modular rubber plates are versatile in the garage.
Figure 52 – To connect with the industrial air of the garage, place a floor with resin.
Figure 53 – Garage with floor in small stone blocks.
Image 54 – Ceramics can be used in a variety of environments.
Figure 55 – Choose ceramic with a rougher or non-slip texture for the open garage.
Figure 56 – Indoor and outdoor garages with different floors.
Picture 57 – Since the garage has continuity with the sidewalk, maintaining the same floor was a great solution.
Depending on the architecture, this idea can work very well. If the garage composes with the facade, the appearance must accompany the selection of the materials to be used. Many opt for the same sidewalk material. The blocked concrete and the natural stones are those that are indicated for the exterior garage because they are dehydrating and resistant to the vehicles. However, because they are porous, car wastes are absorbed by the soil, which makes cleaning difficult.
Picture 58 – The ceramic gives the garage a modern look with pergola.
Picture 59 – Garage with white ceramic floor.
Figure 60 – Note that parking space is limited when the floor is changed.